Milton Sayler

Milton Sayler (* November 4, 1831 in Lewisburg, Ohio; † November 17, 1892 in New York City, New York ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1873 to 1879 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Milton Sayler was born in Lewisburg. There he attended the public schools. He completed his law degree in 1852 from at Miami University. He was admitted to the bar and opened a law firm in Cincinnati. 1862 and 1863 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. The City Council of Cincinnati, he sat in 1864 and 1865.

In the 1872 congressional elections, he was elected as representative of the 1st district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sat for a total of three legislative sessions in the House of Representatives. During his time in the House of Representatives, he was chairman ( Chairman ) of the United States House Committee on Public Lands (now the United States House Committee on Natural Resources). His seat he lost in the congressional elections in 1878 to his Republican opponent, Benjamin Butterworth. Sayler moved to New York City to be there again worked as a lawyer.

In 1892, he died in New York City. His body was buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

His cousin Henry B. Sayler sat from 1873 to 1875 for Indiana House of Representatives.